SUPERPOSITION was created in the framework of the opening festivities of Goethe Institutes Deutschlandjahr 2018/19, the year of German-American friendship: Wunderbar Together. Embedded in the pulsating atmosphere of downtown Atlanta, the Fulton Central Library, designed by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer, is silhouetted against its metropolitan surroundings. The core idea of our illumination was to establish a creative dialogue of an unusual kind: namely between the purist austerity of the building and the renowned hip-hop scene of Atlanta. Therefore, this work combines clear graphics that process the Bauhaus design of the library’s interior and façade design, with video footage of dancers from Atlanta. In this way, minimalistic strength correlates with raw, uninhibited dance visuals, continuity interacts with flexibility and American hip-hop responds to German architecture.
Commissioned by: Goethe Institute Washington DC
Premiere: October 5th, 2018
Dancers: 411South Atlanta
Camera recordings with dancers: Jonas Wiese & Daniel Rossa
3D-Data-Setup: Thorbjörn Geisler
Technical Direction: Sven Rolfes
Production Management: Majo Ussat
Production Assistant: Lydia Liedtke
Mockup Construction: Eike Buff & Lukas Neumann
Documentation Camera: Julian Hölscher, Lukas Neumann
Documentation Edit: Jonas Wiese
Documentation Music: Jonas Wiese
Photos: Daniel Dobers
A big thank you to Lena Jöhnk, Miriam Bruns and Christoph Mücher from Goethe Institute Washington DC for this very inspiring cooperation!